Amigurumi: Working in Spirals
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In this tutorial we'll demonstrate how to work in spirals. This technique is often used when creating amigurumi characters. Once you have created your magic ring, or foundation chain base, we'll continue crocheting in spirals instead of closing each round with a slip stitch.
To start your round, work a stitch into the top of the first stitch from your magic ring, or foundation chain base.
This is how each new round will begin.
Following your pattern instructions, work the required stitches until the end of your round.
Count your stitches to make sure you have the correct number.
Top tip: You can use a stitch marker to help you keep track of your rounds.
Here's how to keep track of your rounds using a scrap piece of yarn.
Using your hook, pull the scrap yarn through the last stitch of your round.
Work your next round.
The final stitch of the round will be worked into the stitch holding your scrap yarn.
Then use your hook to pull the scrap yarn up through the last stitch of the round you just completed.
Continue following your pattern, marking the end of each round with your scrap yarn.
When you have finished working your amigurumi rounds, gently pull out the scrap yarn.
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